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  • Europe Crisis Will Hit Global Growth: El-Erian Friday, 21 May 2010 | 8:03 AM ET
    Pimco's Mohamed El-Erian

    The European debt crisis will deliver a "meaningful hit" to global growth and the recent selloff in stocks indicates the global economy has major structural issues, Mohamed El-Erian, CEO and co-Chief Investment Officer of Pimco, told CNBC Friday.

  • Farrell: Germany's Southern Discomfort Wednesday, 19 May 2010 | 11:08 AM ET
    Greece

    Germany and France can't borrow or tax enough to cover all the debts of their southern neighbors.

  • The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has published its detailed economic analysis of the Greek restructuring program. It makes for truly grim reading.

  • Morici: Lessons from Greece for the United States Tuesday, 18 May 2010 | 4:52 PM ET

    As the Flash Crash in U.S. equity markets May 6 illustrated, problems in Greece can have grave consequences for not merely other Mediterranean economies and Europe, but U.S. and the broader global economy.

  • Could Italy Be Better Off than its Peers? Tuesday, 18 May 2010 | 8:25 AM ET

    As Greece gets its first instalment of aid from the European Union Tuesday, investors and traders are concerned about the fiscal strength of the other PIIGS: Portugal, Italy, Ireland and Spain.

  • Can PIIGS Dance the Austerity Two-Step? Monday, 17 May 2010 | 4:59 PM ET
    Debtor Nations

    Call it the eurozone two-step.  That’s what the euro nations in distress will be asked to dance  on Tuesday as their ministers present their recovery plans to the body of 16 eurozone finance ministers engaged in an emergency meeting in Brussels.

  • Busch: UK Puts On a Toga Monday, 17 May 2010 | 11:34 AM ET

    A new government is formed in Europe and problems ensue. They check the books from the outgoing administration and discover things are worse than they knew. If this sounds familiar, it should as this is what happened in Greece. It is now occurring in the United Kingdom.

  • Yoshikami: The Euro's Bitter Pill Monday, 17 May 2010 | 9:27 AM ET

    As the euro plunges to a four-year low against the dollar and respected economists like Paul Volker wonder out loud if the currency will survive, reflection is necessary to determine why this once prestigious currency appears to be crashing on the rocks of uncertainty.

  • Greek Leader Considers Action Against US Banks Monday, 17 May 2010 | 6:22 AM ET

    Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou declared he is not ruling out taking legal action against U.S. investment banks for their role in creating the spiraling Greek debt crisis.

  • How Close Did Europe Come to Lehman-Style Crisis? Monday, 17 May 2010 | 4:15 AM ET

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  • Fears Intensify that Euro Crisis Could Snowball Monday, 17 May 2010 | 3:52 AM ET
    Euro bills and coins

    After a brief respite following the announcement last week of a nearly $1 trillion bailout plan for Europe, fear in the financial markets is building again, this time over worries that the Continent’s biggest banks face strains that will hobble European economies, the New York Times reported.

  • US Exposure to EU Bailout Is Big But Risk Is Limited Tuesday, 11 May 2010 | 4:53 PM ET

    The US exposure to the European debt bailout could be at least $50 billion, but the chance of taxpayers actually being on the hook for that appears remote.

  • Dow Ends Lower; Gold Hits New High Tuesday, 11 May 2010 | 4:49 PM ET

    The Dow ended lower Tuesday as investors locked in some profits on stocks and sent gold to a new closing high as geopolitical worries left the market a little jittery.

  • Dow Advances, Led by Disney, AmEx Tuesday, 11 May 2010 | 2:17 PM ET

    Stocks advanced in mid-afternoon trading Tuesday, led by consumer and techs, after major exchanges agreed to put curbs on big drops in individual stocks.

  • Stocks Pull Back; Gold Prices Soar Tuesday, 11 May 2010 | 11:01 AM ET

    Stocks retreated as the global rally from the previous session lost momentum and euphoria over Europe's near $1 trillion debt rescue package faded. Gold prices soared.

  • Busch: Clegg, UK's New ‘King-maker?’ Tuesday, 11 May 2010 | 10:58 AM ET

    The UK election just got a lot more interesting in a big negative way for the British pound.

  • Big-Bang, Trillion-Dollar Euro Burial? Tuesday, 11 May 2010 | 10:41 AM ET

    What the European leaders really meant to do with their big-bang, trillion-dollar sovereign-debt rescue was to save the euro currency, not to bury it. But with the cave in by European Central Bank head Jean-Claude Trichet (formerly a hard-money man and closet gold watcher) to use the "nuclear option" to buy up dubious sovereign debt, the euro is likely to keep depreciating.

  • Futures Fall as Worry Replaces Euphoria Tuesday, 11 May 2010 | 6:24 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a lower open Tuesday as the global rally from the previous session lost momentum and euphoria over Europe's near $1 trillion debt rescue package faded.

  • If Greece Is Bear Stearns, Will the UK Be Lehman? Tuesday, 11 May 2010 | 5:57 AM ET
    Debtor Nations

    Monday’s market euphoria across the world at the terms of the European Union/International Monetary Fund rescue package for the European bond market faded Tuesday as investors sold stocks and took profits on the euro. The worry for investors is whether governments in Greece and Portugal can live up to their end of the bargain and manage to significantly cut government spending in the face of bitter opposition from voters.

  • European Rescue Could Work: Nouriel Roubini Tuesday, 11 May 2010 | 5:43 AM ET
    Nouriel Roubini

    The size of the rescue package agreed at the weekend by European Union countries and the IMF is likely to cover the borrowing needs of vulnerable euro zone countries, according to famous economist Nouriel Roubini.